Warrant Articles for 2019 Town Meeting  With Explanations

By Selectboard

  Choose Town Officers To choose all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing year. (By ballot vote during polling hours.) Operating Budget To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,849,388 for general municipal operations. This article does not include appropriations contained in special or individual articles addressed separately. […]

Andover Town Meeting Held During “Nor’easter”

Voters nix some articles

By Steve Foley

As the weather forecast began predicting that a “nor’easter would hit the region on the annual Town Meeting Day in New Hampshire, the state Attorney General and Secretary of State were quick to remind towns that it is against the law to postpone town meetings due to weather. The polls opened at 11 AM and […]

Town Meetings Vote to Increase Net Appropriations by 2.9% over 2017

By Ed Hiller, Budget Committee

This article was updated on March 23, 2018 The 2018 annual meetings of the Town of Andover, the Andover School District and the Andover Fire District voted to raise and appropriate their budgets for the coming year.  The total appropriations (net of pass-throughs) are $7,735,311, up $220,126 over last year, an increase of 2.9%. The […]

2018 Candidates for Town Offices

Know about the candidates before you vote!

By Edited by Mary Anne Broshek

Selectman- Vote for 1, three year term Leonard (Lenny) Caron I am running for the Selectmen seat, and I think that I can do some good for our town.  This year will make 30 years that I’ve lived in Andover. I’ve raised a family here and now they’re raising families here. I’m a grandfather of […]

Recommended Budgets for 2018 Down 1.9%

By Ed Hiller, Andover Budget Committee

The Andover Budget Committee recommended budgets for 2018 (net of appropriations that are funded by non-tax sources) are as follows: Net 2017 2018 change pct Tax Rate Appropriations change School $5,335,215 $5,476,537 $141,322 2.6% $0.55 Town $2,046,894 $1,763,103 -$283,791 -13.9% -$1.10 Fire $133,076 $134,671 $1,595 1.2% $0.01 TOTAL $7,515,185 $7,374,311 -$140,874 -1.9% -$0.54 The total […]

Warrant Articles – School Meeting 2017

To the inhabitants of the School District in the Town of Andover qualified to vote in district affairs: You are hereby notified to meet at the Andover Elementary/Middle School Gymnasium in said district on Monday, the 6th day of March 2017, at 7 PM to act upon the following subjects: Article 1: Long Term Borrowing […]

At the Polls – March 14, 2017

The Beacon asked every candidate running for a town office to submit 250 words and a picture.

Select Board David Blinn I cannot believe a year has passed since you elected me to serve out a one-year term. It is my hope that the work completed and those projects yet to come will cause you to cast your vote for me again to serve a three-year term. We have kept within our […]

Committee of Community Members Rewrites Noise Ordinance

Public hearing on Monday, January 16

By Vicky Mishcon, Select Board

Did you see the recent Pearls Before Swine comic strip, when Rat complains to Neighbor Bob about the noisy parties he throws that continue well after midnight? Neighbor Bob retorts that he can do whatever he wants in his own back yard. Rat tells him to open his door to the backyard, which he does, finding that […]